Many people only view mirrors as a necessary tool used to show their reflection. That is true. However, mirrors can be used as a beautiful design element in your home. The days of plain bare mirrors are over. Mirrors are now designed with function, style, and beauty.
To Create A Faux Window
Have you ever had the need to create a window but did not want to make the structural change to the room? Perhaps you have a weird placed window in the room and you need another window to balance the room. You can achieve the look you need by hanging a large mirror on the wall where the window needs to be. You can purchase a second set of window treatments to decorate the mirror as if it was a window. If done properly, no one will be able to notice the difference between the real window and the faux window.
Over The Fireplace
People are opting to replace the old-fashioned family oil painting over their fireplace with a sleek modern mirror. Although I would love a large painting of myself sitting in a royal purple velvet chair wearing furs and pearls over my fireplace, I do love my beautifully framed mirror with minimum decor on the mantle instead. Since the fireplace is the focal point of the living room, a mirror complements a fireplace perfectly.
Frame the Mirror in Your Bathroom
In 75% of the homes I decorate, the mirror in the bathroom is plain, bare, and frame less. Although their bathroom can be completely decorated with the most beautiful tile, cabinets, counter top, faucets, and accessories, adding a frame to the mirror is like the icing on the cake. It completely transforms the bathroom and mirror. If your mirror is plain, consider framing it with an affordable custom frame from MirrorMate. If you are in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, contact me to schedule a free in-home MirrorMate consultation.
In the Bedroom
Be creative with your bedroom furniture and accessories. You are not required to have everything “matchy matchy” in your home. Mix and match different style furniture in your bedroom. Consider adding a mirror above your headboard for a dramatic look. It will make a plain bed pop. Also, instead of attaching the matching mirror to your dresser, use a decorative free-standing mirror in a beautiful frame. This will create a visual of a more custom and unique bedroom for you. You can also hang a mirror over a simple small accent table along with a decorative chair to create a divine make up station.
In The Hall Way
Typically hall ways are narrow. A mirror can be used to make the hall way appear wider. Also, instead of putting pictures or art work in the hall, a mirror is a nice transitional decor piece between to areas of the home.
In The Entry
In addition to beauty and style, having a mirror in the entry is also functional. It’s great for a last-minute “look” at yourself before you leave your home. It can also be great for last minute selfies as you depart your residence.
To Make a Small Room Appear Bigger
A simple design hack for a small space is to use a mirror to make a small room appear bigger. When deciding where t hang a mirror, don’t forget to notice what the mirror will reflect.
I hope you found this information helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask in the comments section below. I would also love to hear of the ways you use mirror in your home’s decor.
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